Man who spray-painted caboose sentenced to paint court railings with toothbrush

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- Painesville Judge Michael Cicconetti, known for his creative sentences, doled out yet another unique punishment in court on Thursday.

The defendant is Avery A. White, 18, of Mentor, who spray-painted a caboose at Grand River Railway.

Cicconetti gave White the choice between 10 days in jail or painting the railings outside the courthouse with a toothbrush. He decided on the latter.

"It may take you a while, but that's the lesson to be learned," Cicconetti said.

Some of Cicconetti's most creative sentences include a man sentenced to mow grass with a manual mower after he used a lawnmower to mow obscenities into a school lawn. In another case, a man was convicted of stealing a life ring from the Lake Metroparks. He faced time in jail, but Judge Cicconetti sentenced him to hand out fliers that have information on what to do if you see someone drowning.

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